The mother through the daughter's eyes – A family portrait blending intimate conversations, agreements and disagreements, and shred ties of sounds and blood. An intimate portrait of two musical giants.
This documentary by Martha Argerich and Stephen Kovacevich's daughter Stéphanie has been filmed in several countries: Poland, where Martha Argerich chairs the judges of the International Chopin competition and gives several recitals with her close friend Nelson Freire; Japan, at the unique Argerich festival; the United Kingdom, where Stephen Kovacevich, the father of Stéphanie, lives; Belgium, where Martha and Stéphanie lived together for several years; Argentina, where Martha was born (in Buenos Aires); Switzerland, where Martha and Stéphanie are currently living; France, where the grandmother's apartment still houses valuable treasures.
Made up of documentary sequences focusing on the two characters of Martha and Stephen in their everyday lives, in rehearsal and in performance, the film will be largely given over to intimate conversations (filmed by Stephanie herself, alone or with one or other of her parents), delicious anecdotes, and a few scenes in which we will see the family reunited.
What is it that flows in your veins?
Where is your pain?
I don't know, but it hurts sometimes.
I don't know, but I realise,
That I am getting old...
And I'm still a silly girl...
The first solo piano recital in the BBC Proms's history (1997)
Verbier Festival 2007
With the Gulda brothers, Lyda Chen and the Capuçon brothers